• Frugality

    Impulse Purchases

    “Mom,” Katie’s voice called out from her room as soon as I arrived home from work. “What type of tablet should I buy for my photo editing? I want a good one.” “I thought you preferred using your Mac for photo editing,” I replied as I began my evening ablutions. “Actually, I prefer using my phone but I want something…

  • Simplicity

    A New Gadget

    I am not a fan of single purpose gadgets. In my opinion, it is better in most cases to spend a little more money for a device that will serve many purposes than to have a collection of single-purpose devices laying about. However, there are times when a single purpose device makes sense. For instance, it can be prohibitively expensive…

  • Decluttering,  Minimalism,  Simplicity

    Gadget Simplicity

    One thing us geeks tend to have: Gadgets. In such a digital world, how do we reduce the number of gadgets we need to carry around?  There are book readers, MP3 players, portable DVD players, cell phones, laptops… an endless array of devices to cater to our every whim… For instance; I need a device to read books, play music…